Robert Ernst Prize for Excellence in Research in Biological Sciences. Awards will be presented the day of graduation at the Biological Sciences Honors Convocation, …
Annie Trinh, Calvin Trinh, Emrys Guo, and Mario Elabd presented their work through research talks and poster presentations at the Undergraduate research …
All living organisms are subject to mechanical forces, while also generating such forces themselves. These forces shape their behavior on a broad …
Chansenasak Tith (Pharmaceutical Science major) and Jacqueline Nguyen (Public Health major) join for the Spring for Biosci 199. Welcome!
In press: Nanopillared Surfaces Disrupt Pseudomonas aeruginosa Mechanoresponsive Upstream Motility @ ACS Appl Mater Interfaces (doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b22262).
Here, we describe the design and application of scalable nanopillared surface structures fabricated using nanoimprint lithography that reduce upstream motility and colonization by P. aeruginosa. We used flow channels to induce shear stress typically found in catheter tubes and microscopy analysis to investigate the impact of nanopillared surfaces with different packing fractions on upstream motility trajectory, displacement, velocity, and surface attachment. This bacteria-nanostructured surface interface effect allows us to tailor surfaces with specific nanopillared geometries for disrupting cell motility and attachment in fluid flow systems.
Emrys and Calvin were each awarded UROP fellowships for their work on growth and infection dynamics. Congratulations!
Weiyang Qin joins the lab to provide his technical expertise on construction of a robot. Welcome!
Huong Do joins the lab to work on host-pathogen interactions. Welcome!
Mario Elabd joins the lab to provide project technical support. Welcome!
Jennifer Poo joins the lab for the Fall Quarter and will work with Louis on biofilm motility. Welcome!